Presentations from the Tenth Annual Conference on the Management of the Pakistan Economy

Day 1: Wednesday, 26 March, 2014

Keynote Address: 
Growth Spurts and Reversals: A Historical Perspective
Rashid Amjad

Session 1: Macroeconomic management under constrained balance of payments and an open capital account

Monetary Policy, Inflation and Economic Growth
Mohsin Khan

Pakistan’s Parallel FX Market
Mushtaq Khan and Asma Khalid

Session 2: The Exchange Rate as a Policy Instrument

Foreign Liquidity Crisis and the Economy – Pakistan A Long Term Comparative View
Shakil Faruqi

Being “Afraid of Float” to “Benign Neglect”, A Jolting Ride of SBP on the Roller Coaster of Exchange Rate Regime
Syed Kumail Rizvi, Nawazish Mirza and Bushra Naqvi

What does the exchange rate do? “A status symbol?”
Sikander Rahim

Session 3: Pakistan and the World Trading Order

Changing Landscape of RTAs and PTAs: Analysis and Implications
Rashid Kaukab

Improving Regional Trade to Support Pakistan’s Economic Growth 
Manzoor Ahmad

WTO New Trade Facilitation Agreement: Implications for domestic trade policy formulation of Pakistan
Ahmad Irfan Aslam and Mohammad Saeed

Session 4 – Imports: are they the villain in the piece?

Pakistan’s Imports Dependency and Regional Integration
Nasir Iqbal, Ejaz Ghani, Musleh-Ud-Din

Reviewing the Import Demand Function of Pakistan: A Time series Analysis from 1970 to 2010
Resham Naveed and Zunia Tirmazee


Day 2: Thursday, 27 March, 2014

Session 1: Pakistan’s Competitiveness

Towards a Competitive Pakistan: The Role of Industrial Policy
Irfan ul Haque

The Political Economy of Industrial Policy: A Comparative Study of the Textile Industry in Pakistan
Matthew McCartney

Barriers to Growth of Small Firms in Pakistan: A Qualitative Assessment of Selected Light Engineering Industries
Nazish Afraz, Syed M. Turab Hussain and Usman Khan

Session 2: Pakistan’s Export Performance

Exporters in Pakistan and Firms Who Do Not Export: What’s the Big Difference?
Theresa Thompson Chaudhry and Haseeb Ashraf

The Need for an Industrial Policy to Boost Pakistani Exports: Lessons from Asia
Azam Chaudhry and Gul Andaman

Session 3: Building up Pakistan’s technological capabilities

Foreign Direct Investment and Technological Capabilities: Relevance of the East Asian experience for Pakistan
Khalil Hamdani, Director (Retd.) UNCTAD

Pakistan Auto Industry
Nabeel Hashmi

Global Quality Requirements and their Compliance and Gaps within Pakistan’s Export Sector
Salman Ehsan and Ayesha Khanum

Session 4: Diversification – Markets and Exports

Pakistani Textiles: A Case for Moving up the Value Chain
Naved Hamid, Ijaz Nabi and Rafia Zafar

Patterns of Export Diversification in Pakistan
Hamna Ahmed and Naved Hamid

Analysing Pakistan’s Trade Opportunity with Turkey
Asha Gul

Pak-India Trade Liberalization: How will Pakistan’s Manufacturing Sector fare? A Comparative Advantage Analysis
Naheed Memon